Killings of black people in England and Wales at highest level since 2002

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105 black people were victims of murder and manslaughter in year up to March 2020

The number of black victims of homicide in England and Wales has climbed to its highest level in nearly two decades, official figures have revealed.

A total of 105 black victims of murder and manslaughter were recorded in the 12 months to March 2020, up from 96 the previous year, and the highest since the 12 months to March 2002, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

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